Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb. Well, there's natural ways to keep the bugs off your plants. One of the things you can do, of course, is you just take a hard stream of water and kind of, kind of give your plants a little bathroom time to time. That may help. Also, of course, checking them from, on a regular basis. A lot of people like to cut out a strip of a cardboard, and they put some yellow paint on it, and then, they'll also put some sticky petroleum oil on it. You know, we're talking not, of course, about X involved in these, we're talking about capturing those little insects on the bright little colored cardboard. You'll find some of those strips in some of your nurseries already prepared, but you can make your own as well. Also, you may want to get some sprays. There are a lot of organic sprays like this that have some pyrethrin, or some other fairly natural ingredients that you can see on your plants on a pretty regular basis. If you do that, you should be able to keep the beasties at bay. Constantly watching your plants, picking off some of your plants, nothing better than squeezing some of those caterpillars that have decided to eat your favorite tomato to kind of pay revenge. But, if you have to spray, do good sanitation and you should keep them under control. For ask mrgreenthumb.com, I'm Stan DeFreitas.
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